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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Local Authorization allergen information ingredient list shared-use manufacturing facilities LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS unique ID/batch number Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Cultivation less than 10,000 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application Labor peace agreement Cannabis Manufacturing manufacturing practices waste management laws cannabis training The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Physical address tobacco products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles packaging and labeling limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Fingerprints public Licensee Lookup Tool annual license application The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) opaque exit package operating premises protocol Edibles– Products diagram of the business’s layout tinctures regulatory framework licensed physical location (premises) transportation cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS hang tag or a peel-back label chain of custody immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery disposal three cannabis licensing authorities topicals commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2018 fines re-sealable health impacts of cannabis California Department of Public Health Bond and Insurance Information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) state cannabis licensing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Operating Procedures labels not be attractive manufacturing cannabis products online licensing system Heavy Metals Testing compliance with regulations licensing cannabis microbusinesses sanitary workplaces activity for a period of 120 days onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control three state cannabis-licensing authorities Personnel Requirements Financial Interest 2018 important information temporary license Category I Residual Pesticides Testing pre-made or purchased Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed cannabis distributors government warning statement label medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together conditional license Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial kitchens payable to the state of California contaminants Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Identifying information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Arranging for laboratory testing amount of THC content small product packaging commercial cannabis products supplemental label Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Seller’s permit number contaminant free capsules sugar evidence of rehabilitation required limits licensing cannabis retailers paper inserted into the packaging Local Jurisdictions good manufacturing practices regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California separate applications Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Track and Trace highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturer's name regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2018 updates must enter certain events mandated warning statements motor carrier permit Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) potentially-hazardous foods 2018 revisions medicinal and adult-use or both markets conducting quality assurance review M-license sanitary and hazard-free environment highly-concentrated oils or waxes edibles packaging opaque member manager amount of sodium periods of 90 days extensions Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Proposed Section 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Manufacturing (non-volatile) exception for testing laboratories THC levels Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis industries no added caffeine transportation and security Completed Temporary License Application Form no infusion of alcohol Live Scans for each owner California Department of Public Health (CDPH) MCSB’s temporary license application ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation investment into a commercial cannabis business Moisture Content Testing CDTFA seller’s permit inventory edible products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises secured area shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2018 proposed changes A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Licensee Lookup Tool packaging and labeling requirements no infusion of nicotine inhalable cannabis 2018 issues Extractions using CO2 Type S share facility space secondary packaging cultivation Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Distributor transport commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information testing laboratories 600-foot radius of a school nonlaboratory quality control transporting cannabis goods 2018 regulations Retailer (nonstorefront) distributors Butane/Hexane/Propane basic nutritional information period of 120 days secondary package product guidelines sales of cannabis goods supply chain supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products public health and safety shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package financial interest holder manned motor vehicle A-licensees local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Mechanical procedures for inventory control microbusinesses A-license California Public Records Act concentrate aggregate interest of 20% or more vape cartridges Food-grade Butter/Oil licensed cannabis cultivators 2018 new laws final form Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) product formulation 100 mg of THC per package destruction of cannabis goods extraction local jurisdiction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products volatile solvent an officer or director of a cannabis business laboratory quality assurance child-resistant packaging identity of the product cannabis sales and/or consumption extracts evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal and adult-use markets persons 21 years of age or older entry into the legal, regulated market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements exit packaging stickers retailers 2018 laws Distributor Transport Only Bond in the amount of $5,000 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary Cannabis Event transportation of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis 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In addition, Primary panel Specialty Outdoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 MCSB 90-day extension periods Finished product cannabis concentrates Hazard Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Batch Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery package flower or pre-rolls Mixed-light cultivation Department Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Distribution Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Verification Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Actual yield Adulterated Lot Environmental pathogen Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Infusion Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Ingredient Monitor Quarantine Manufacturer licensee CBD products similar to traditional food products prohibited Bureau Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Component Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Informational panel Indoor cultivation Small Outdoor Small Indoor track and trace system Commercial cannabis activity UID Mixed-light Tier 2 In-process material DPH-17-010E Type N – for infusions Kief Mature plant Nonmanufactured cannabis product Watts per square foot Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Package Allergen Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Raw material Dried flower Immature plant Track and trace system Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Volatile solvent THC Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Pre-roll Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Harvest Batch Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Qualified individual Processing aid Processor Validation Preventive controls Pest Premises Pathogen Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) CBD from industrial hemp list of cannabis manufacturers Theoretical yield Proposition 65 warning statement Cultivation Specialty Indoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Labeling Adult-use Market Licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 M-license Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Adequate adulteration Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality control personnel Serving infused butters and oils as concentrates Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Processing Quality Flowering Extraction Unique identifier Limited-access area Medium Outdoor Mixed-light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan Type 11 (Distributor) Quality control operation infused pre-rolls Applicant Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Track-and-trace systems Wet weight Specialty Cottage Outdoor Sanitize Personnel alternate use of a manufacturing premises Net weight Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Outdoor cultivation cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Allergen cross-contact Manufacture Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Edible cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Indoor Universal symbol Nonvolatile solvent gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Product Identity Canopy Cannabis product Cultivation site Microorganisms Topical cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Contact surface Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) and more.


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